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Relaxor Terpolymer-Ceramic Composites for High Dielectric Constant, Energy…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74907
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-125-0894
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Relaxor Terpolymer-Ceramic Composites for High Dielectric Constant, Energy Storage Capacitors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0371
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposed effort TRS Technologies will demonstrate the feasibility of using relaxor ferroelectric polymer-ceramic composites for energy storage capacitors. Pulsed power systems such as electromagnetic and electrothermal guns, directed energy weapons, electromagnetic armor, and megawatt-level uninterruptible power supplies require high energy density, fast discharge speed (<1 to 10 us) capacitors that cannot be fabricated with commercially available dielectrics. Recently developed relaxor-ferroelectric terpolymer (PVDF-TrFE-CTFE) exhibits a dielectric constant > 60; 20 to 30 times the values of existing polymer film capacitors. This is a dramatic breakthrough in itself, but even higher dielectric constants have been achieved by fabricating relaxor-relaxor composites from relaxor polymer and PMN-PT ceramic powder. The composites have the advantage of combining the high breakdown strength of polymer materials with the high dielectric constant of the ceramic. A high dielectric constant combined with high breakdown strength is expected to result in energy densities greater than 15 J/cm3. For this Phase I program TRS and Prof. Qiming Zhang from Penn State will fabricate terpolymer-ceramic composites and measure their dielectric properties and energy density. In Phase II we will develop a variety of high energy density capacitors from this material.

Principal Investigator:

Wesley Hackenberger
President
8142387485
wes@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Wesley Hackenberger
President
8142387485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No